Humanistic Social Work: Core Principles in Practice by Malcolm PayneHumanistic Social Work: Core Principles in Practice by Malcolm Payne

Humanistic Social Work: Core Principles in Practice

byMalcolm Payne

Paperback | June 15, 2011

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In this exciting new book, Malcolm Payne draws on core principles of social work to articulate a new humanistic practice for the twenty-first century. Humanistic Social Work: Core Principles in Practice presents a profession that aims at positive fulfillment in social relationships, exploringand reconciling artistic, creative, and spiritual avenues with evidence-based practice approaches and postmodernist understandings of human growth and knowledge development. Showing how practitioners can embody flexible, skilled, and knowledge-based responses to the complexities of human individuality, Payne reorients the aims of social work as an accountability to clients' individual self-fulfillment, enabled by community and social development. Humanistic Social Workis a reaffirming treatise on the strengths rather than the deficits of the individual, the innovations rather than the imperfections of the social work profession.

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Malcolm Payne is a policy and development adviser to St. Christopher's Hospice, London and visiting professor, Opole University, Poland. During his forty-year career in social work, he has worked with families as well as mentally ill, criminally-charged, and unemployed persons. He is extensively involved with international social work ...
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Title:Humanistic Social Work: Core Principles in PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190616067

ISBN - 13:9780190616069

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